Association Summit
Mike Fogarty
TLPA
Jeff Shanker
LANJ
Rick Versace
FLA

We’ll be debuting our Association Summit, which will bring together more than a dozen association leaders to discuss the industry’s most critical and impactful topics, especially TNCs. This moderated session will feature updates from an array of regional and global associations serving the industry. With Mike Fogarty of TLPA, Jeff Shanker of LANJ, and Rick Versace of FLA moderating the session and association leaders representing ILA, NELA, GCLA, and more, this inaugural event will provide a sweeping overview of how operators all over the country are combating TNCs and fighting for the integrity of the industry.

2014 State of the Industry: New Trends in Corporate and Global Travel
Cheryl Berkman
Music Express Worldwide
Dean De Beer
Tristar Worldwide
David Seelinger
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services

Changing and adapting is the name of the game in chauffeured transportation as we continue to face competition from unregulated TNCs, expand service to new parts of the world, and closely watch the emerging markets where our corporate customers are going to or coming from. This panel discussion is moderated by Chris Weiss and it is sure to be a lively one.

Uber/TNC Panel Discussion
Al LaGasse
TLPA
Matt Daus
IATR
Michael Fogarty
Tristar Worldwide and TLPA

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)—which connect passengers to commercial vehicles directly via an app—have shaken up the entire industry as they continue to enter more markets internationally and expand their service offerings. Our panel discussion— moderated by Jason Sharenow—features the leading industry experts on the topic, who will offer an update on the current situation, offer suggestions on what can be done, and answer your questions.

2013 State of the Industry
David Seelinger
Empire CLS

As one of the industry’s most progressive-thinking and technologically savvy business leaders, Seelinger will inspire you as much as he will educate and challenge you to look at the industry through a different lens. Over the last 33 years, Seelinger has built EmpireCLS into one of the largest networks in the country, providing safe transportation in over 700 cities worldwide, thanks to a blend of excellent customer service, environmental efficiency, and cutting-edge technology.